NGO Jobs – Program Officer at University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:  Program Officer
Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID-funded Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About URC:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company founded in the United States in 1965 dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States. URC provides a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.

About USAID SUSTAIN Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is implementing the USAID-funded Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project. The USAID SUSTAIN Project ending December 2016 supports delivery of quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and laboratory services at selected regional referral and general hospitals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Oversee the implementation of DTRA working closely with CH2M the prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) activities (including procurement & logistics, trainings, and office management)
·         Actively take part in the preparation of budgets for the approved Scope of work at a given period.
·         Maintain updated trackers and logs for procurement, budgets, invoices, HR, distribution and renovations works on the project.
·         In charge of preparing and submitting biweekly and monthly progress reports on the DTRA project for different stakeholders.
·         Maintain an active list of all the participating partners and individuals including both email and telephone contacts at the minimum for the project.
·         Ensure that Communication with stakeholders is done at intervals agreed within the scope of work and the supervisor (URC, CH2M, MOH, UVRI and other facilities)
·         Schedule conference calls with partners and URC- headquarters staff Including taking notes during the conference calls and following up the key action points that will arise
·         Update and maintain electronic and paper files of program communications, materials, and site specific documents.
·         Participate in business development activities
·         Perform any other duties as assigned by your supervisor or designee.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·         The ideal candidate for the USAID SUSTAIN Program Officer vacancy should hold a  a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business Administration
·         At least three years of project coordination experience, preferred experience with USG-funded programs
·         Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
·         Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
·         Experience in witting proposals will be an added advantage
·         Computer literacy skills i.e. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook)

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their cover letters, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for three professional references in the subject line addressed to:

Human Resource & Administration Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,
Plot 7 Ntinda View Crescent, Naguru
Kampala, Uganda.

E-mail to:

Deadline: 3rd July, 2015 by 12:00 pm

NB: Only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted.

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